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Caltrain negotiates extension for electrification project

Rail| March 1, 2017

While the agency awaits a decision from the FTA about the execution of a $647 million funding agreement.

FTA issues proposal to reduce frequency of rail stop signal overruns

Security and Safety | January 19, 2017

Would require rail transit agencies and SSOAs to work together to understand the significant risks of death, injury, and property damage associated with stop signal overruns; establish mitigations to reduce the risks; and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the mitigations.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2016

FTA announces $14.7 million project to improve U.S. transit

The transit agencies whose planning projects were selected include Santa Clara VTA, RTD Denver, and the cities of Phoenix and Milwaukee.

Security and Safety | August 1, 2016

FTA rule to improve bus testing, safety, reliability

Existing procedures used by the FTA Bus Testing Facility will largely remain intact, but data generated will be used to apply a new 100-point scoring system to tested buses, making it easier to compare similarly sized bus models from different manufacturers.

Management & Operations| May 12, 2016

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center launches site

The FTA's newest technical assistance center promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers.

Rail| December 14, 2015

Maryland Purple Line EIS receives FTA 'Outstanding Achievement' award

The MTA’s Purple Line is a 16-mile, 21-station light rail line in the northern Washington D.C. suburbs. A circumferential rail transit line linking an existing radial system, the Purple Line will connect key activity centers, four branches of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system, and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Bus| September 25, 2014

BYD Passes Altoona Testing, Set to Make Big Leap Into the Market

As transit agencies continue to look at ways to both improve their environmental footprint and save money, the interest in all-electric buses has steadily increased.
Government Issues| March 24, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line receives Fed environmental approval

The FTA’s ROD marks the end of a thorough and extensive process to identify and then avoid, minimize or mitigate possible impacts to communities, historic buildings and natural resources such as parks, wetlands, streams and trees.
Government Issues| May 2, 2013

Officials mark completion of D.C.'s Columbus Plaza

FTA funding helped provide roadway, sidewalk and security improvements, and new traffic patterns that improve access to the station for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit buses, taxis, tour buses and private vehicles.
Rail| April 3, 2013

OL’s annual report highlights safety education efforts

Detailed activities include celebrating its 40th anniversary with a leadership summit; initiating updates to the volunteer education process; and increasing the organization’s social media presence.

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